The title of my book has officially been changed to Rockabye: From Wild to Child, omitting the previous "A Young Mom's Journey..." from the subtitle.
I'm personally very happy with Seal's decision to drop "a young mom's journey" because age shmage, journey shmourney. And also, most importantly because Rockabye has been selected to join the ranks of Memoir... which means, no longer a Momoir, Rockabye can and will be found in the Memoir section of bookstores instead of hidden between how-to books on the Parenting/Pregnancy shelves. Don't get me wrong, Momoirs are cool and all. I just... Well.. Momoir isn't even a real word, you know? It's just another one of those made-up classifications differentiating mothers from everyone else. You're a mom and you write about your life? POW! You're a momoirist. Uh... Really? Come on, now.
I have the same issue with MILF, which insinuates that mothers who are "fuckable" are some huge anomaly. Duh. We're just women with kids. Babies don't turn women into sexless trolls. In fact, I insist the term be changed to WILF: Woman I'd Like to Fuck. Because mothers are women, too. So there.
Thank you and good day.